Effective as of April 12, 2013
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
GatherWorks collects information that can be used to identify and contact you ("Individual Identifying Information") in connection with your interest in the services we provide. We use this information for the following general purposes: (1) to customize the content you see, (2) to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and (3) to contact you about specials and new products.
Additionally, GatherWorks receives information, including Individual Identifying Information, from the Customers that use our StudyPlace and GatherPlace services. Please visit www.studyplace.us/privacy
GatherWorks also automatically receives and records information in our server logs from your browser including your IP address, GatherWorks cookie information, the pages you requested, as well as CPNI, or "Customer Proprietary Network Information," which is defined in Section 222 of the Telecommunications Act of 1934 as:
Information Collected from Cookies:
- Information that relates to the quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location, and amount of use of a telecommunications service subscribed to by any customer of a telecommunications carrier, and that is made available to the provider by the customer solely by virtue of the carrier-customer relationship; and
- Information contained in the bills pertaining to telephone exchange or telephone toll service received by a customer of a carrier
In addition to the Individual Identifying Information that GatherWorks actively collects when you visit our website, we also collect anonymous information passively using cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your computer's hard drive for record-keeping and similar purposes. GatherWorks uses both session cookies and persistent cookies to make visiting our site easier and allow us to save your passwords and preferences so you can avoid having to re-enter them each time you visit. Cookies also help us to collect anonymous click-stream data for tracking user trends and patterns.
Most browsers are initially set-up to accept cookies, but may be configured to either to notify you when you've received a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand, however, that if you don’' enable cookies certain functions of GatherWorks may not work properly.Information Collected for Troubleshooting and Improvement:
GatherWorks routinely time-stamps and logs events (like problems that arise when using our website and more). This data is used for performance tuning and optimization of the GatherWorks services.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
GatherWorks cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to comply with the law. We may disclose information if we believe it appropriate and necessary to respond to claims, legal matters, protect our rights, and to prevent illegal or unethical behavior.Successors:
In the event that the ownership of the business of GatherWorks is acquired by a third party (whether by merger, asset purchase, equity purchase or otherwise), your Individual Identifying Information may be provided to such third party. Additionally, your Individual Identifying Information may be provided to a third party in connection with the negotiation of any such transaction if such third party agrees in writing to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information our third party payment processor encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.verisign.com/ssl/ssl-information-center/how-ssl-security-works/index.html.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Individual Identifying Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that it will remain secure at all times.
We will disclose any known breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on StudyPlace website promptly, taking into account the needs of law enforcement or any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of StudyPlace.
We track certain occurrences that affect GatherWorks in order to understand what features are being utilized and we track certain remote system information to better understand market trends.
If you give permission to GatherWorks to post your quote or testimonial (print, audio, or otherwise), any Individual Identifying Information that is included in your quote or testimonial can be read, collected, or used by other users of GatherWorks forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Individual Identifying Information you choose to submit in these forums.
GatherWorks Privacy Site Coordinator
3 Overlook Dr.
Amherst, NH 03031
+1 603-546-7828 (fax) Privacy@GatherWorks.com